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Hi there! I’m Berly McCoy, a freelance science writer and multimedia producer living the cabin dream in Northwest Montana. 

I’ve written and produced stories about biology, chemistry, food, space and the environment for PBS NewsHour, Scientific American, Hakai Magazine, the YouTube science channel It’s Okay to be Smart and others.

I currently produce episodes for the NPR science podcast, Short Wave, and I am a regular blogger for the online publication Anthropocene.

I earned my Ph.D. in 2018 in biochemistry converting viruses into biofuel-producing nano-reactors. During graduate school I co-founded, wrote and edited for Indiana University’s first science blog, ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University. You can find my ScIU posts here.

When I’m not telling science stories I enjoy rock climbing, ice fishing and making food magically appear from dirt. Or throwing the frisbee for my doggo who is, objectively, the goodest boy.